Thursday, January 22, 2009

What happened to Caroline?

As you probably know by now, Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration for appointment to the Senate from New York, and won't say why.
She refers to a personal matter, but that's it.
Here's what I think: the fact is, she hadn't been appointed yet. She'd had a rough go in interviews with the media; there were elements of the New York Democratic Party who didn't seem to want her. This was becoming a lot tougher process than perhaps she expected.
Perhaps she just decided--why go through it.
Or decided she didn't have the stomach for it.
As someone in the linked article above suggests, though, the whole thing seems rather bizarre and will ultimately be seen as embarrassing for her.

At the same time, I don't know that she had the knowledge, experience, or fire in the belly for the job, so maybe this is best.